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Judges, judging and humour

Author: Jessica Milner Davis; Sharyn L Roach Anleu
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines social aspects of humour relating to the judiciary, judicial behaviour, and judicial work across different cultures and eras, identifying how traditionally recorded wit and humorous portrayals of judges reflect social attitudes to the judiciary over time. It contributes to cultural studies and social science/socio-legal studies of both humour and the role of emotions in the judiciary and in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Milner Davis; Sharyn L Roach Anleu
ISBN: 9783319767376 3319767372
OCLC Number: 1038008953
Description: xxiii, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Thinking about judges, judging and humour : the intersection of opposites / Sharyn Roach Anleu and Jessica Milner Davis --
Judges and humour in Britain : from anecdotes to jokes / Christie Davis --
Funny judges : judges as humorous, judges as humourists / Marc Galanter --
Justices on stage : comic tradition in the European theatre / Jessica Milner Davis --
Judical humour and inter-professional relations in the courtroom / Sharyn Roach Anleu and Kathy Mack --
Humour in the Swedish court : managing emtions, status and power / Strina Bergman Blix and Åsa Wettergren --
What's a box of "Bakewell tarts" got to do with it? : performing gender as a judicial virtue in the theatre of justice / Leslie J. Moran --
How judges handle humour cases in Brazilian courts : recent case studies / João Paulo Capelotti --
Judicial regulation of humour in the United States / Laura E. Little.
Other Titles: Judges, judging and humor
Responsibility: Jessica Milner Davis, Sharyn Roach Anleu, Editors ; foreword by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG.

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